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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Ethyl butyrate
Latest JECFA evaluation 1996 (Session 46)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Ethyl butanoate
JECFA number 29
CAS number 105-54-4
FEMA number 2427
COE number 264
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 116.16
Chemical formula C6H12O2
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid with a banana, pineapple odour
Solubility Soluble in fixed oils and propylene glycol, insoluble in glycerol
Solubility in ethanol 1ml in 3ml 60% ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 121°
Assay min % 98.0%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.391-1.394
Specific gravity 0.870-0.877
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